Because The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword launched in November 2011, it makes sense that a new title in the franchise was not present at this year’s E3. Although it wasn’t on the show floor, Shigeru Miyamoto is thinking about the next console Zelda. Miyamoto reiterates that the Zelda HD experience shown at E3 2011 was only made to display the graphical capabilities of Wii U.
Miyamoto wants to find out what most people want for the next Zelda – including both casual and dedicated gamers. Miyamoto wants Wii U’s Zelda to reach a large audience and be attractive for all types of gamers. Nintendo Land will feature a Zelda attraction – perhaps this is Nintendo’s way of introducing more people to The Legend of Zelda series.
“With the last game, Skyward Sword, that was a game where you had motion control to use your weapons and a lot of different items, and I thought that was a lot of fun, but there were some people who weren’t able to do that or didn’t like it as much and stopped playing partway through it,” Miyamoto said. “So we’re in the phase where we’re looking back at what’s worked very well and what has been missing and how can we evolve it further.”